Risa Shaw, editor and Publisher of "Not Child's Play", discusses this anthology of true stories, poetry, art and fiction about sibling incest. This interview originally aired in 2001 but is being reprised as the issue of rape and incest are front and center again thanks to the extreme anti-abortion views of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Topics: incest, rape
byunknown. publication info: London: Printed for J. Millan, 1732.
The case between Catherine CadiÃ¨re and her spiritual director, Jean-Baptiste Girard, was a famous and closely-followed scandal of its time. She accused him of seduction, "spiritual incest" (that is, introducing sex into a religious relationship of power), witchcraft, and heresy. The case was so notorious that the Crown intervened, ordering the Parlement of Aix to try the complaint. Of course, the case and trial were titillating. Clerical impropriety has always been fascinating, and... Topics: spiritual incest, Jesuits, Jansenism